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By ATWadmin On September 26th, 2007 at 12:38 pm

I see that thousands of classroom assistants are taking industrial action today over a 13-year pay and grading dispute across Northern Ireland. 

Eleventh hour talks between the unions and the education boards last night failed to resolve the longest-running dispute of its kind in Ulster, the chairman of the Stormont Education Committee accused IRA/Sinn Fein Minister Caitriona Ruane of incompetence and said she was failing pupils in mainstream schools.

"It is breathtaking that she has failed to act on this issue and is another example of where she is hoping that by magic the problem will fix itself," said the DUP’s Sammy Wilson. "People say I am just attacking for political gain but it isn’t just me. I have never heard the unions criticise a Minister the way they have been expressing their dissatisfaction about the Education Minister. "I think she has completely lost control. That’s perfectly clear when her own officials are sending out letters on her behalf that she doesn’t know about. They’re clearly not getting any sense out of her."

Isn’t it GREAT to have "our own Ministers"? Yes, they might be hopeless but at least it is our sort of hopeless, right? Sammy Wilson is an opportunist who would cave in if he were involved and I have no time for his drivel. Ruane may indeed also be useless – but how about sacking all the class-room assistants? 


By ATWadmin On September 26th, 2007 at 12:11 pm

Lord Tebbit, the "Chingford skinhead", and one of Margaret Thatchers closest AND MOST allies, has criticised David Cameron for being out of touch with ordinary people and not supporting grammar schools. In contrast, he praised Gordon Brown for his ‘principled conduct’, and suggested he was the real ‘heir’ to Margaret Thatcher. He said the Prime Minister’s decision to meet Lady Thatcher for tea was ‘a wonderful mixture of his courtesy and political nous’. "After all, Cameron described himself as the ‘heir to Blair’. It is only natural that Brown should make himself the ‘heir to Thatcher. I take Tebbit’s point but he is wrong to suggest that Brown is in any way more principled than Blair – both are socialists out to destroy our country, just like Cameron!


By ATWadmin On September 26th, 2007 at 11:50 am

mr20bean.jpgSome say that David Milliband, the Foreign Secretary, resembles Mr. Bean. But this is an outrageous insult. To Mr. Bean, that is. In my view, Miliband more closely resembles a jellyfish.

Did you read Milliband’s pronouncement that there was "never a military solution" to international conflicts and a political settlement was always essential for long-term stability? Tell it to the Japanese, Dave Boy.

The fact of life is that the best way to resolve certain conflicts is through the application of overwhelming military force, and the utter humiliation of some regimes. German and Japan were two good examples of this. And hey, we didn’t need an "exit strategy" to win those wars, did we! Leftists like Mr Bean/Miliband would probably prefer to send in a crack battalion of aromatherapists and maybe a few stress councillors to sort out Jihadi. The reality is that sometimes a military solution is an essential first step which then facilitates political progress. 


By ATWadmin On September 25th, 2007 at 9:29 pm

Fulham Reactionary has already picked up on the comments by Trevor Phillips on the need to make British history "more inclusive." Phillips makes mention of the  Spanish Armada, which was held up by the Turks at the request of Queen Elizabeth I. "It was the Turks who saved us," Mr Phillips told a Labour fringe meeting.

But as an astute ATW reader puts it in a mail to me this evening….

"Yes, the Spanish fought the Turks for domination of the Mediterranean, notably at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 as part of their ongoing resistance to Islamic domination. Any parallels there to modern times? The fact that the Spanish were fighting the Turks and Britain on very different agendas is one thing. But to say "It was the Turks who saved us" – when in 1588 130 Spanish ships with 26,000 sailors and soldiers departed Lisbon heading here – is palpable, totally inaccurate, disingenuous and dangerously misleading rubbish. Had the Turks beaten the Spanish, who do you think would be next up on their list?"



By ATWadmin On September 25th, 2007 at 9:07 pm

Interesting to read that the Irish "anti-war movement" has invited Hezbollah, and Iraqi insurgents aka terrorist to take part in a conference in Dublin, sharing a platform with members of the Green Party as well as Labour’s Michael D Higgins. The organisers have invited Ibrahim Mussawi, of Al-Manar TV, which is the propaganda wing of Hezbollah — the group responsible for last year’s rocket attacks on Israel which prompted the bombardment of Lebanon. Hezbollah and its propaganda wing advocate the destruction of Israel.  Interesting to see that it’s not JUST IRA terrorists who can get a good reception in Dublin. The Green Party is a disgrace for participating with these Islamic killers, whilst Higgins is a moonbat.


By ATWadmin On September 25th, 2007 at 8:32 pm

Lemmings.jpgIsn’t life strange? I mean we have all good little Conservatives rallying behind David Cameron, the man who would be the new Tony Blair. Happily abandoning core conservative principles, these spineless sheep have all followed their Leader as he dragged his Party onto the political LEFT ground. The key message Cameron has spewed out is that the Conservatives are now nice because they support Statism, advocate the redistribution of wealth, are weak and crime and weaker on the causes of crime, preach Green taxation, cower in fear of the EU, and won’t be beastly to the tsunami of illegal immigrants. But hey, these neo-Conservatives are political savants who understand that you will NEVER win an election without moving away from a perceived right-of-centre position. You have to be in the mid ground and in the UK the weight of political gravity is way to the left.

But – whoops – the latest opinion polls show Labour SURGING ahead of the Conservatives – with one poll giving Mr Broon a massive 11% lead over Cameron and his goon squad. So if a General Election is called – it’s FIVE MORE YEARS of Labour’s malignant socialism. Add on Blair’s ten years in power, and the likelihood is that  we will have socialists in power for a generation.

What a great opposition the so-called modern Conservatives have been! Other writers here have said it and I agree with them – the sooner the Conservative Party is pummelled into the dirt the better. The people that knifed Thatcher in the back may have mostly gone but the new class have shown themselves to be worthless, without firm principle and above all, without the ability to attract enough voters to place them back in power. Bereft of office, they can continue to slap each others backs.


By ATWadmin On September 25th, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Do you think that Britain even understands what being "right of centre"  actually means? I doubt it. I base this comment on the publication of the "Top Right of Centre" UK blogs – with ATW coming in at a lowly 49th! Well, one sees just how WELL British Conservatism is doing, I guess our fall in Iain Dale’s popularity charts was predictable. It got me thinking and then I REMEMBERED the lyrics in this song and it all made sense…

Stealing our heritage

By ATWadmin On September 25th, 2007 at 6:52 pm

I see that everyone’s favourite race baiter, Trevor Phillips, has told a fringe meeting at the Labour conference that British history is insufficiently "inclusive", on account of the fact that it is dominated by white people, and has said that it needs to be rewritten, to rectify this fault. Thus, whereas in the past it has always been thought that the Spanish Armada was defeated in part by Lord Howard of Effingham’s fleet, and in part by the vicissitudes of the weather ("God blew, and they were scattered", etc), children will now learn that, to quote a noted historian (T. Phillips, Esq), "it was the Turks who saved us". Whether or not this is actually true is irrelevant as far as Phillips is concerned: all that matters for him is that non-whites (and, in this particular instance, Muslims) should be represented as having made a sizeable contribution to the development of British society, throughout the last thousand years or more. Perhaps he will also suggest that, as the 100 Great Black Britons website has laughably claimed, Edward III’s wife, Queen Phillipa, was in fact black, and that, accordingly, her son, the famous "Black Prince", was a half-caste. Maybe we will now be told that Shakespeare was black. And perhaps that Queen Victoria was Chinese, Dickens Indian, and the Duke of Wellington an Australian Aboriginal.

The fact is, that, regardless of the specifics of what happened to the Spanish Armada, it is simply not true to claim that non-whites have made a substantial contribution to British history. Rather, their contribution has been completely negligible, because their numbers have, historically, been negligible. Our history is overwhelmingly dominated by white people, because we are a historically white country, and those non-whites who now live here are unlikely to have roots in this country stretching back any more than sixty years. This simple fact, of course, is not one which finds favour with the likes of Trevor Phillips. After all, it does tend to undermine the repeated assertion that Britain has always been a "nation of immigrants".

Trevor Phillips’ demand that our history be rewritten is yet another example of the willingness of many on the liberal-left to abuse the education system in order to further their own ends. It does not matter to them whether what is taught as being British history is true or not. Rather than schools teaching our children what is true, they want our children to be taught what they think ought to be true. And since they think that it ought to be true that Britain was historically multiracial and multicultural, that is what they want other people to believe. I very much doubt that they will actually succeed. No matter what people like Phillips may claim, I think (and hope) that the majority of ordinary people are sufficiently intelligent and well-informed to realise that our society has historically been neither multiracial nor multicultural. But for Phillips and others in the race relations industry to claim that one of our greatest naval victories was in fact someone else’s victory, or that our national heroes, or our greatest writer, were in fact black, constitutes nothing less than a racist assault upon the cultural heritage of the native white British.

A strange race to be winning in!

By ATWadmin On September 25th, 2007 at 6:14 pm

Many observers believe that Ireland’s strong showing for the second year in a row is due to the fact that there’ve been a lot of  immigrant naturalizations in Dublin over the past years. Others however believe that the third place retention is due solely to the advance of natural talent within the Republic!



By ATWadmin On September 25th, 2007 at 11:29 am

I read the coverage of Northern Ireland Secretary of State Shaun Woodward’s speech at the Labour Conference with some bemusement. The usual pro-Agreement lickspittles were going all weak at the knees at Woodward droning such gibberish as ..

" What greater proof will there be to those who we ask to invest in the future of the children of Northern Ireland, than local politicians taking their own responsibility for law and order?"

Put another way, one could equally ask..

 "What greater proof will there be of the contempt in which we hold the future of the children of Northern Ireland that we wilfully accept local terrorists taking their own responsibility for perverting law and order?"

You know, the pro-Agreement lobby get away with this far too easily. Woodward is just one more Government cipher who gets away with this drivel because the media itself is so biased.